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Who Should I Draft?

Ian Kennedy or Marcus Stroman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
27 of 51 experts
47%
Recommended by
24 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 82
Best Rank# 34# 54
Worst Rank# 258# 128
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 185# 201
Best Rank# 161# 174
Worst Rank# 201# 225
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts5225
Wins41
Saves010
ERA4.024.31
WHIP1.371.28
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 94
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 88# 128
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 84
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 86
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 109
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 80
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 79# 84
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 79# 81
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 62# 113
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 78# 83
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 78# 86
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 81# 86
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 81# 82
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 61# 80
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 94
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 75# 94
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 76# 89
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 68# 80
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 134
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 101# 122
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 72# 112
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 63# 116
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 74# 78
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 34# 86
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 75# 86
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 79# 128
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 129# 54
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 126# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 76# 62
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 96# 70
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 108# 75
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 84# 77
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 86# 77
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 101# 78
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 83# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 217# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 97# 79
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 79
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 258# 79
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 82# 81
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 133# 82
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 149# 82
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 82
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 93# 82
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 120# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 102# 83
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 130# 85
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 93# 91
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 104# 95
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 103# 95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3263
   
Games Started320
   
Innings Pitched184.163.0
   
Wins103
   
Losses132
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed18364
   
Earned Runs6624
   
Home Runs Allowed186
   
Strikeouts15973
   
Walks5817
   
ERA3.223.41
   
WHIP1.311.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1123
   
Games Started110
   
Innings Pitched63.024.6
   
Wins41
   
Losses41
   
Saves010
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed6524
   
Earned Runs2812
   
Home Runs Allowed74
   
Strikeouts5225
   
Walks218
   
ERA4.024.31
   
WHIP1.371.28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Marcus Stroman
SP - NYM
Marcus Stroman
Ian Kennedy
SP,RP - KC
Ian Kennedy
News 
 New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has opted out of the remainder of the 2020 MLB season, according to multiple reports. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that "Stroman says it is not about his calf injury. Only about COVID-19. Said it was 'incredibly hard' to come to this decision."
Mike Maher
Mon, Aug 10th
Ian Kennedy gave up one run while striking out two over one inning of relief as the Tigers took down the Royals 5-4 on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Jul 30th
 Marcus Stroman (calf) will throw another simulated game on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 9th
Kansas City Royals reliever Ian Kennedy pitched two scoreless innings in a 3-2 win over Cleveland on Saturday. He struck out one in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 26th
 Marcus Stroman is throwing another simulated game on Wednesday, and will miss at least one more start before returning to action.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Wed, Aug 5th
Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy was charged with three earned runs in a 6-4 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Mar 4th
 Mets starter Marcus Stroman (calf) threw four innings of live batting practice in a simulated game on Friday that went well, according to Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 1st
 
 Marcus Stroman (calf) is scheduled to face live hitters on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 30th
 
Notes 
 I loved Stroman this year in the NL without the DH and in some friendly parks. Now, he is hurt and the NL has a DH. Corona threw cold water on my sizzle for Stroman, but I still like him enough to write him up here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Kennedy was an afterthought on draft day last year, but a run of save chances in the middle of the summer boosted him to 30 saves. His peripherals didn't hurt fantasy owners and his strikeout numbers were solid, making Kennedy the poster child for the "wait on saves" crowd. In the final year of his deal, he'll again open as the closer for the Royals, but his chances of being dealt mid-season are extremely high. Draft him, of course, but don't bank on much more than 15 saves or so.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Stroman is the type of pitcher you want when chasing volume. Usually that's reserved for points-based leagues, but he's an intriguing option in category leagues this year, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 
 Stroman had an excellent 2019 season, though he struggled somewhat after his trade to the Mets. The one thing missing, however, finally arrived, as his strikeout rate popped to over one per inning when he got to New York. After spending all offseason strengthening his core and now in a contract year, Stroman should be in a position to provide plenty of value pitching with a full year in the National League.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 Marcus Stroman becomes a much more interesting fantasy option with his move to the Mets. He averaged a K per inning and changed his approach a bit after moving to the NL. As someone who never bought into Stroman, this is the first year where I am likely to take the chance.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy